Publicly-traded company Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) had a closing price of $83.98 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $86.50, this means that the stock is underpriced by 2.913%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $76.05 to $91.34.
This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 83.42, its 20-day moving average is 82.98 and its 100-day moving average is 81.09. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) currently has 4.24 million shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $358.68B.
The Details: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Financial Health
There is more than one indicator we can consider while evaluating a potential stock’s financial performance. For example, we can find out a public company’s profit margin, which lets us know how much of a company’s net sales revenue was retained as earnings – which we calculate by dividing net income by total sales revenue. XOM currently has a profit margin of 5.30%.
It’s also useful to check out a company’s operating margin, which lets us know how much profit is retained after taking operating costs and depreciation into consideration. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) has an operating margin of 3.40%.
We can also look at Return on Assets, which is a percentage that tells us how good a public company is at using its current assets to generate a profit. Higher percentages mean that the company is better at using its assets. At the moment, Exxon Mobil Corporation Return on Assets is 3.80%.
What Does Wall Street Say about Company?
When selecting stocks to purchase, many investors want to know what Wall Street analysts are thinking before they pull the trigger. They often look for the average analyst rating. At the moment, the average analyst rating for XOM is Hold. Out of 17 total analysts who were surveyed, 1 rated it a Moderate Buy, 2 rated it a Strong Sell, 10 rated it hold, and 4 rated it a Strong Buy.
Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) was a Hold – from a survey of 18 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 9 rated the company a Hold, 2 rated it a Strong Sell, 3 rated it a Moderate Buy, and 4 rated it a Strong Buy.
Understanding Profitability at Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
A good method of evaluating a public company’s profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. In the most recent financial results released by Exxon Mobil Corporation, for the quarter ending on 2017-09-30, the company posted EPS of 0.93. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 0.86.
Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be 1.01, compared to 0.9 reported in the same quarter last year. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 5 analysts is 74.33 billion – compared to $61.02 billion posted in the year-ago period.